Inventory of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Collection, 1873-1950

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Inventory of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Collection, 1873-1950

Collection number: MS 77

California State Railroad Museum Library



Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California State Railroad Museum Library
  • 111 "I" Street
  • Sacramento, California 95814
  • Phone: (916) 323-8073
  • Fax: (916) 327-5655
  • Email: csrmlibrary@csrmf.org
  • URL: http://www.csrmf.org/library.html
Processed by:
The California State Railroad Museum Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 2000 California State Railroad Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1873-1950
Collection number: MS 77
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Extent: 53 boxes + 3 flat boxes + 1 volume
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, 1989, Mildred Eshnaur, 1993, and Redfield Finlay, Jr., 1995.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Senior Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Collection, MS 77, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

Collection Description

In addition to manuscript material, the CSRM Library also has photograph, drawing, map, and ephemera collections related to Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Please consult the Library for details.

Series Description

 

SERIES ONE: ENGINEERING RECORDS, 1873-

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

The engineering records consist of correspondence and reports of engineers and surveyors mostly concerning possible routes over the Tehachapi Mountains. Included are documents relating to the "California Main Line Railroad," a proposed trans-Tehachapi scheme of the 1920s, the San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley Railway, and other portions of the Santa Fe System. Records are hand and type-written, carbon copies and photocopies. This series is not yet fully processed.
 

SERIES TWO: STATION AGENT'S MONTHLY REPORTS, 1931-1955

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

This copybook contains numerous carbon tissues of various Santa Fe forms completed by the Capron, Oklahoma, station agent between 1931 and 1935. Forms include:
  • Monthly balance sheet passenger account
  • Monthly report of grain doors
  • Statement of uncollected freight bills
  • Report of freight bills made ...
  • Report of milk and cream waybills issued
  • Monthly freight report
  • Monthly report of interline ticket sales
  • Monthly report of demurrage assessed
  • Western Union Telegraph monthly report.
 

SERIES THREE: PERSONNEL RECORDS, 1890-1950

Physical Description: 46 document boxes + 2 flat boxes

Scope and Content Note

Personnel records, Coast Lines in Arizona and California, circa 1900-1950 Loose-leaf personnel records arranged in alphabetical order by surname received in 166 three- ring binders were transferred to file folders. Following is a list of binders NOT RECEIVED and an approximateindication of missing names.
No. 3
Am
No. 13
Bc
No. 14
Bd
No. 15
Be
No. 16
Bf - Bg
No. 17
Bh - Bk
No. 20
Bol - Boq
No. 24
Brew
No. 25
Brf - Bri
No. 26
Brj - Brm
No. 27
Brn
No. 37
Chaps - Ci
No. 38
Ci - Clao
No. 41
Coli - Com
No. 98 - 100
I - Jem
No. 104
- 108A Kes - Lam
No. 116
Marshall - Q. Martin
No. 119 - 121
Maz - McD
No. 123
McFa - McKa
No. 125 - 126
McLz - Meacham
No. 157 - 158
Rhy - Rob
No. 160 - 166
Robinson - Scr
No. 174 - 177
H. Smith - Stanberry
No. 197
Weaverling - Welsh
No. 201
Wils - J. Williams
No. 205 - 207
Wolv - D. Young
Also includes two bound volumes: Form 1621, Trainmen and yardmen, Southern California area, circa 1890s to 1910s (some annotations into the 1940s). Not in alphabetical order. Form 1621-A, Yardmen and office workers, Los Angeles Division, 1910s to 1920s. Letters Tak - Zim only. (Microfilmed) Includes a folder with paycheck information.
 

SERIES FOUR: MENUS, 1918-1920

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This scrapbook appears to be a proof book of Santa Fe Dining Car Service, Fred Harvey menus issued between November 21, 1918 and August 1, 1920. Includes menus for unidentified trains (62), The California Limited (172) and a Texaco Company Special Train, Chicago to Texas oil fields, November 1919 (3). The menus are glued onto the pages of the scrapbook.
 

SERIES FIVE: EQUIPMENT SURVEYS, 1939-1953

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Reviews equipment (locomotives and rolling stock) holdings: quantity, description, costs, performance, etc. Mimeographs.
 

SERIES SIX: PASSENGER EQUIPMENT, [1919], 1931, 1943

Physical Description: 1 box
 

Passenger equipment record.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by car type. May include information about: number (old and new), builder, year built, length, trucks, size journal, heating, lighting, trap door, sash balance, seating capacity, type axle light, kind of triple, size of cylinder, draft gear, type buffer, lightweight, loaded weight, lot number, specification number, plan number, remarks, etc.
 

Heavy weight passenger car classification system.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by car type. May include information about: car number, year built, lightweight, length over end sills, baggage room (length and capacity), passenger compartments (number, seating capacity, seat upholstery), platform (passenger end, baggage end), under frame, superstructure, draft gear, coupler, buffer, heating system (type and control), lighting system, generator, water system, roof, brake, size cylinder, bearings, wheels, size journal, exterior color, lot number, specification number, floor plan, builder.

Container List

 

ONE: ENGINEERING RECORDS

Box 1, Folder 1

Report of J. Blickensderfer, Jr., Chief Engineer, Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, 1873

Folder 2

Correspondence regarding proposed Los Angeles-San Francisco line via Ventura County, 1873-1923

Folder 3

Letters of Lewis M. Clement, Chief Engineer, Atlantic & Pacific Railroad regarding extension to San Francisco, 1882

Folder 4-5

Survey by Henry Minot of the California Extension, across the Tehachapi Mountains, 1890

Folder 6

Letters of Samuel Rockwell regarding surveys between Rogers and Bakersfield, California, 1890

Folder 7

Memorandum on tunnels and bridges, 1890

Folder 8

Tehachapi Mountains routes surveys, 1892

Folder 9

Re-examination by G. W. Vaughn of Wilbur and Minot surveys, 1892

Folder 10

Letters and reports of G. W. Vaughn regarding the survey of a route from Deming, New Mexico to Victor, California, 1896

Folder 11

Correspondence and reports regarding surveys in the Tehachapi Mountains, 1897-1898

Folder 12

List of maps and profiles of the Tehachapi Mountains surveys, 1898

Folder 13

Reports on construction of the San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley Railway, 1898

Folder 14

Reports on construction of the San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley Railway, 1899-1900

Box 2, Folder 1

Lease by the Santa Fe of the Southern Pacific's Mojave-Bakersfield line, 1899-1900, 1922

Folder 2

Surveys, Utah-California, 1899

Folder 3

Surveys of Tejon Pass and agreement with the Southern Pacific, 1904-1911

Folder 4

Surveys of Tejon Pass, 1910-1923

Folder 5

Summary of files relating to Los Angeles-Bakersfield surveys, 1918-1946

Folder 6-8

Correspondence and reports regarding surveys of the Los Angeles- Bakersfield route of the proposed California Main Line Railroad, 1921-1923

Folder 9

Map of the California Main Line Railroad, 1922

Folder 10-11

Correspondence and reports regarding surveys of Los Angeles-Bakersfield routes, 1923

Folder 12

Reports of surveys between Burbank and Los Angeles, 1923

Folder 13

Maps of the Burbank-Los Angeles surveys, 1923

Folder 14

Clippings regarding Los Angeles-Bakersfield surveys

Folder 15

Correspondence and summary reports on proposed Tejon Pass line

 

TWO: STATION AGENT'S MONTHLY REPORTS, 1931-1955

Volume Vol. 1

Station agent's monthly reports copy book, 1931-1935

 

THREE: PERSONNEL RECORDS, 1890-1950

Box 3, Folder 1

Paychecks from United States Railroad Administration, 25 cents, July 1, 1919 to Leo McCarty

Box 4-51

Personnel Files

Box 52-53

One bound volume: Form 1621, Trainmen and yardmen, Southern California area, circa 1890s to 1910s (some annotations into the 1940s). Not in alphabetical order.

 

FOUR: MENUS, 1918-1920

Box 54

Menus, 1918-1920 Scrapbook

 

FIVE: EQUIPMENT SURVEYS, 1939-1953

Box 55

Equipment survey as of May 1, 1939 and 10 years 1939 to 1948. Mimeograph.

 

Equipment survey as of May 1, 1939 and 10 years 1939 to 1948; revised as of July 1, 1944 and 10 years 1944 to 1953. Mimeograph.

 

SIX: PASSENGER EQUIPMENT, [1919], 1931, 1943

 

Passenger equipment record.

Box 56, Folder 1

1931. 80 pages. White line on blue paper.

 

Heavy weight passenger car classification system.

Box 56, Folder 2

Issued July 24, 1919; revised September 1, 1943; Office of Engineer of Car Construction, Topeka. 72 pages. White line on blue paper.